All across Texoma, people have been coping with what feels like non-stop rain all day Tuesday.
Here's First Meteorologist Megan Krannig's Tuesday afternoon web weather discussion:
FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect Texoma today into tonight.
Tuesday March 18, 2008
I don’t have to tell you it has been a very rainy day across Texoma. Many locations have seen two inches or more of rainfall. Your backyard may have seen more or less. A Flash Flood Watch is still in effect for most of Texoma through tomorrow morning. Small streams and rivers are starting to reach their flood stage and will likely flood areas around them. Reports of rural roads being covered with water have been taken. Please don’t drive through deep water. If you can’t see the ground, turn around and go a different direction.
The heavy rainfall will continue into the overnight hours and early tomorrow morning. Overnight temperatures will dip into the lower to middle 40’s with a northwest wind at 10-20 mph. The rain should come to an end by the lunch time tomorrow. Skies will begin to clear in the afternoon and we may see a bit of sunshine by the evening. Afternoon temperatures Wednesday will be in the lower 60’s with a northwest wind 10-20 mph. Thursday and Friday we will dry out with plenty of sunshine and temperatures warming to the 70’s. The next system approaches late Thursday and will increase the wind speed. Rain chances with this system look to be rather low at this time.
Tonight: Clouds & Rain, 45
Tomorrow: A.M. Rain, P.M. Clearing, 63
Thursday: Sunny, 41/70
Friday: Sunny, 47/72
Saturday: Sunny, 44/66
Sunday: Partly Cloudy, 43/59
STREET FLOODING\ARDMORE, CARTER COUNTY
ARDMORE, OK -- A few drivers were caught up short by flash flooding at the Sam Noble Parkway underpass about nine o’clock Tuesday morning.
The police had that stretch closed and barricaded for hours but that didn't stop some drivers from trying to make it through anyway.
One police officer said he saw three cars stall out after they went around those barricades. Those cars had to be towed away.
ACID ON ROAD\BROADWAY NEAR HOLIDAY, ARDMORE
Traffic at one of the busiest spots in Ardmore at Broadway near Holiday came to a halt for a short time just before eleven o’clock Tuesday morning when a container of acid fell off a truck and broke.
That acid spilled all over the road and even caused the asphalt to smoke for awhile.
Hazmat crews used a special neutralizing agent to clean it up. They say there should not be any damage to the road.
MINERAL BAYOU CREEK/DURANT
Water was rushing through Mineral Bayou Creek in Durant. The level was no where near flooding, but the water's swelling from all the rain.
Ditches and grassy areas were also soaked and saturated as the rain keeps on falling.